WITC adds Human Resources Management program
(4/9/13): With the addition of a human resource
management program, Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College continues its
commitment to providing career-focused training.
Offered at all WITC campuses, this two-year associate
degree program prepares students to assist organizations in
effectively recruiting, developing and utilizing their human resources. Careers
such as human resource assistant or human resource specialist can be found in a
non-profit, service, or manufacturing organization. Human resource specialists
focus on areas such as employee recruitment/interviewing, employee training and
development, wages and compensation, benefits, employee wellness, and
“This program helps students get current knowledge of HR
and is very comprehensive,” says Leslie Bleskachek WITC academic dean, Business
Division. “The format is flexible. Many classes are offered online or face to
face, which allows students to choose the delivery mode for many of their
This field of employment requires knowledge
and skills in the following areas: occupational job analysis, compensation,
benefits, training, staffing, employee relations, workers' compensation,
budgeting, labor relations, performance management and coaching, safety, and
human resources information systems.
“Ideally, this program is for someone who is currently
working and would like to brush up on their skills, or move into a new area
within their company,” says Bleskachek. “This program would also be good for
small businesspeople who want to have a broad knowledge of HR. Our instructors
have many years of experience and great expertise in HR. They can offer a lot of
real world examples and insights. This is a field that is expected to grow in
employment opportunities in the coming years.”
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment
related to this field is expected to increase by a faster-than-average rate of
21 percent through 2020.
in-depth information, contact a WITC Admissions Advisor or
visit the human resource
management program page.